Food Safety Magazine

November 17, 2014

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November 6, 2014
Rejected GMO Ballot Initiatives Prompt Grocery Manufacturers Association to Issue Statement

Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, issued a statement earlier this week in response to the election results of the GMO labeling ballot initiatives in Colorado and Oregon.

 
October 24, 2014
Seafood Labeling Process to Improve with FDA's New Online Module

The FDA has developed an online learning module to help the seafood industry, retailers, and state regulators ensure the proper labeling of seafood products offered for sale in the U.S. marketplace. 

November 6, 2014
New NSF International Partnership to Help Build Quality Standards for Consumer Products

The global public health organization NSF International has partnered with leaders from major retailers, mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, club stores and manufacturers to create the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance.

November 5, 2014
New Market Report Details Worldwide Microbiology Testing on Food and Beverage Quality and Safety

Strategic Consulting, Inc., an information resource for industrial diagnostics companies, has published a comprehensive new market report on microbiology testing in the global industrial market.

November 5, 2014
IAFP Now Accepting 2015 Award Nominations

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting nominations for their 2015 Association Awards.

November 4, 2014
Arylessence Earns SQF Level 2 Certification

Arylessence, Inc., a creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, announced today that it has achieved SQF Level 2 certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), the globally recognized authority on food safety and quality. 

October 31, 2014
China Lifts Suspension on Washington State Apples

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State. 

Taylor Farms Named SQFI Primary Producer of the Year
October 31, 2014
Taylor Farms Named SQFI Primary Producer of the Year

Taylor Farms has once again been recognized for its commitment to the highest levels of food safety.

October 30, 2014
Kalite Sistern Laboratories Group Acquired by Merieux NutriSciences Corporation

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group (KSL), a leading independent food testing laboratory in Turkey.

October 29, 2014
FSIS Updates List of Where Salmonella Contaminated Chicken May Have Been Shipped

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces a list of 15 additional states that may have received shipments of Salmonella contaminated chicken.

October 29, 2014
New CDC Data Reveals Beef Still a Common Cause of Foodbourne Illness

When it comes to foodbourne illness, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that beef is still a common culprit. 

October 28, 2014
ISO 22004 to Help Companies Follow Food Safety Global Best Practices

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has unveiled a new part of the ISO 22000 family of standards.

October 24, 2014
USDA Awards $4.6 Million to University of Maryland for Continuation of Food Safety Study

The University of Maryland's Center for Food Safety and Security Systems has received a $4.6 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for a project crafting scientifically based food safety metrics for leafy greens and tomatoes.

October 23, 2014
IAFP 2015 Announces Call for Abstracts

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is now accepting presenter abstracts for IAFP 2015 to be held in Portland, OR next summer. 

October 21, 2014
WTO Concludes that U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling is Unfair

A new report released by the World Trade Organization concludes that country-of-origin labeling rules in the U.S. are unfair. 

Georgia-Pacific on Path to Achieve SQF Certification in All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants
October 20, 2014
Georgia-Pacific on Path to Achieve SQF Certification in All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated is preparing to acheive Safe Quality Food certification in all its U.S. box plants and produce yards to reduce the likelihood of contaminated foods reaching store shelves.

October 20, 2014
Major Win for CFS in Legal Battle to Protect Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety has settled with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the agency's "Generally Recognized as Safe" food additive approval process.

October 20, 2014
Huub Lelieveld Named Honorable Doctor of the National University of Food Technologies

Food Safety Magazine board member Huub Lelieveld has been named Honorable Doctor of the Ukraine's National University of Food Technologies.

October 20, 2014
EPA to Register Enlist Duo Herbicide in an Effort to Protect Human Health, Infants and Children

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. 

October 20, 2014
29th Session FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO)

The 29th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO) took place in The Netherlands from September 30 through October 3, 2014.

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